No-Shopping November Day Nine

Day Nine. Sunday is a usually a busy day for me. After resting on Sabbath (Saturday), I am usually feeling up to doing kitchen work, replenishing the stocks, baking, cooking etc. We usually do laundry as well, especially if I am baking (I am a messy baker / cook). I awoke early to watch church online […]

No-Shopping November Day Eight

I told you at the beginning that I would share the good, the bad and the ugly of this journey. Today’s thoughts contain some of the “ugly.” Day Eight, Saturday is a low-key day as we celebrate the weekly Sabbath. I don’t plan to work in the kitchen and for our foods we eat what […]

No-Shopping November Day Seven

Day Seven seems like Day Twenty-Seven to me. Hmmmmm. Life is getting interesting and I am making all sorts of notes and plans to improve as we replenish. If you missed the previous posts in this series, you can catch up here. The oldest posts are on the bottom, newest on top. You’ll find all the […]

No-Shopping November Recipes

Recipes used during No-Shopping November Baked Oatmeal (9 x 13 pan) I used raisins for the fruit Baked Waffles (Gluten-free, dairy-free options) Cashew Milk Chicken Soup Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (dairy-free, gluten-free options) Chocolate Not-Milk (cashew or almond) Chocolate Pecan Pie (Gluten-free) Elana’s Pantry Coconut Oil Deodorant Dehydrating Dry Beans Dry Shampoo Ginger Ale Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Muffins […]

No-Shopping November Day Six

Today was a laid back day as hubby had to go to town for a doctor’s appointment. I did some kitchen work and some writing while daughter did school and did 2 loads of laundry. I am working on meal planning as our ingredients dwindle. It is pretty exciting in a challenging way and it […]

No-Shopping November Day Five

Day Five, a Wednesday, is usually busy with daughter being driven into town for homeschool critical thinking enrichment class, home for more classes and then church for her to serve in the Children’s Ministry. Hubby usually does the driving, but today he was ill. We made backup plans for me to take her, but too […]

No-Shopping November Day Four

Day Four arrived (as it usually follows Day Three 🙂 If you missed the last 3 days, you can find them here: Day One, Day Two, Day Three.  I will continue to share my thoughts at the bottom of each day’s posts. If you have any questions for me, please send them to My […]

No-Shopping November Day Three

Day Three, Monday, was a quiet day. I had to go to town for a doctor’s appointment, so I didn’t plan on cooking or baking today. We usually buy in bulk locally and from Azure Standard Bulk and Natural Foods, and stocking up has been our regular shopping routine for many years. However, we do purchase […]

No-Shopping November Day Two

Continuing with our month-long (or more if needed) living from our storage. If you missed Day One, read it here. Remember: This is not an experiment, challenge, or dry-run. It’s real life for us and I know many of you have been in similar situations. We had no warning before this emergency, and so we […]

No-Shopping November Day One

It happens. Unexpected emergency expenses that catch you off-guard and threaten to knock you off your feet. Financial advisers strongly suggest having an Emergency Fund just for such situations, but if you’ve used your fund recently, or you are establishing it and don’t have enough saved to cover the emergency expense, or your emergency needs […]